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Mississippi .."-- THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 12, 1963 VOL. 5. NO. 37 _L _ 11 ....?!— -——-rs—rrrr—Mrs w k Tho The Old South By Eve L. Harwell, Kbenezer, Miss. Indian Bore — - For those who are bored, the page can always oe turn ed dear hearts and gentle people - - - 1 guess this what you call I*og Days in the Deep South, for it is too hot and dry to even walk out in the garden, jo not to gather tomatoes, \«. eed the flowers, or do any thing else! I just feel lazy and good for nothing. On a recent visit to my bro ther, W. B. Lucas, who makes his home with his son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Early T ucas of Belzoni, we decided to continue our trip up the highway for a few miles to the old Indian Mounds, which Cheering the Tchula Panthers on to victory Friday nighl were these lovelies, Carolyn Murtagh, top, Mary Flier Martin and Cheryl Sanford, middle, and Bonnie Shelton, Patricia Tutterow and Nancy Foose, bottom. Staff photo by Paul Tardy f '1 ** are about two miles from Belzoni. They are tremendous mounds on each side of the Highway, going to Greenwood. 1 found them extremely in teresting as 1 am fascinated with Indian lore. And I had read about these Indian Mounds in Frank Smith's wonderful book, “The Yazoo’’ he spoke of the mounds a round Belzoni and had this to say . . . “Mound builders were the earliest humans who have left traces along the Ya zoo. Excavations made near Belzoni show that the mound builders came to the area a round 1500 B. C. when the Yazoo was part of the Ohio River. “Around 600 after A. D., the mound builders first oegan to farm the Delta land. And the principal Indian tribes were the Choctaw and the Chicka saw's. Scattered throughout the state were many lesser tribes, three of which were in the upper Yazoo basin. The Ibitoupa had villages in what is now Holmes and low er Carroll Counties. Black, Hawk, a Carroll Count} village, is ibelieved to nave Deen an original ibitou pa inuian viliage ana is per iiaps tne oldest town in Mis sissippi. Aiiu Mr. binun iur uicr siates that, Black Hawk is pernaps tne oluest town in me entire country. ’ CVly mo dier was born in Black Haw'k. bne was Grace Brock/, oeiore marrying my father, Dr. E. u. Due as of Macon, Miss. There were five more tribes of Indians w'ho settled on the lower Yazoo. They were all hunters and lived close to the rivers and streams that could supply fish for them the year round. The early Choc taws, so states the booK, w'ere far from clean, for one of their traditions was the fear oi water. And their children were not given a daily bath at the “age of three’’ as was I the practice of the Ciiicka ! saws. I don’t know how old they were before they had a bath, but they ran around in the nude until they mar ried.” Guess this w'as in the summer, surely they wrap ped a bear skin around them in the winter. The Indians gave the river the name “River of Death," | when they died /by the thous ands from an unknown ma lady probably left behind by the soldiers of Hernando De Soto. The disease, malaria, was on the verge of destroy t mg the entire settlement. It l was indeed a hard fight, but the people fought back, and ’ they are confident now that * the Yazoo will never be the the River of Death again. Archaelogist, as far away as Yale University, have ex plored the above mentioned Indian Mounds. They have spent quite a time years bar);, with pick and shovel, but 1 am not aware of the seientitic results, but I am sure it was quite interesting to go in these old mounds. News Items of Interest Ebenezer students leaving for college: Gerald Greer, Mississippi State University,! StarkvFHe; Donny Edwards,l goes to Delta State, Cleveland, Miss.; and Miss Susan Samp le to St. Dominic’s, Hospital, Jackson, for Nurses Training. Mr. and Mrs. “Happy” Ed wards recently moved into the W. B. Lucas home in Ebenezer. County Agents Notes Cotton — We have gotten to the pla ce that a decision has to be made whether or not it will justify even one or more ap plications of poison cn oui cotton. Off hand, I would say that most of the gotton in the delta area, that was still green, blooming and with lotsi of young bolls, should be poisoned one or two and may be three more times. It seems we are continously having a lay of boll worm eggs each night. Boll weevils are moving from field to field particularly in the hill sec tion. Therefore, we should use an insecticide that will con trol both worms and weevils. Use a long lasting insecticide where possible at 5 to G day intervals. Defoliation — There are a number of fields of cotton in the hill sec tion of Holmes County that could be easily defoliated without damaging the young, immature bolls. On such fields the farmers stopped poisoning 3 or 4 weeks ago allowing the boll weevils to eat up all ex isting squares and young bolls not already matured. So in the hill section of Holmes County, if you have not poi soned your cotton in 3 to 1 weeks/ then I certainly be lieve it safe for you to go a head and defoliate your cot ton and pick what will open. However, on fields still green, with young bolls, you should certainly delay your defoliation until these bolls THROUGH i WASHDAY \ The first step is to end forever your de pendency on clotheslines and weather conditions with a flameless clothes dryer ... the perfect companion for vour automatic washer. Electric dryers are co gentle with delicate things... dry clothes come out so fluffy, so super soft and always sunshine fresh. Then, to in i sure maximum ef i -J- cicncy and ecv.no xrtv. make yours a Total Electric trio by adding a quick-recovery electric water heater. You’ll al.vays have plenty o£ hot water even on the heaviest wash days, and what’s more you’ll become eligible for MP&L’s special water heat er rate which may actually reduce your total utility bill. See your electric appliance dealer ... or call your local office of MP&L. They’ll be happy to help you waltz through washday with a Total Electric Laundry. MISSISSPPI POWER & LIGHT COMPANY owned by investors “Helping Build Mississippi” have reached a mature stage. We are still having very little rot that 'dev U «! cently. Quite a number of bolls rotted dun : the war: t. moist spell during August. At this time we are finding very few bolls rotting. Before , making up your mjhf t to defoliate consider how many of the young top bolls will be ruined due to de foliation bdt >re they reach maturity. Soybean Damage From Worms— i have noticed in the last few days considerable soy bean damage of bean pods and also damage of leaves and stems. Lots of daman of the leaves is caused by cabbage looper, but most of the damage caused to the pod of the bean is by our cot ton bollworm. In some cases we are finding army wornm and regular old cut worm in soybean fields. Take a good look at your beans and if you find damaging numbers of worms poison with a goo 1 application of sevin dust or spray. Dust will come near er getting into win r tlv worms are. Use at least 1 pounds of technical maters per acre. 1963 soybean county support rate set Prices for 1963-crop sty beans in Holmes County will be supported at $2.24 per bus hel for soybeans grading No. 2 and containing not more than 14 percent moisture, Ly nn Jordan, Chairman of the Holmes Agricultural Staliza tion and Conservation County Committee, announced today.i This compares with the coun ty rate of $2.24 per bushel for 1962-crop soybeans. This year’s support rate is slightly higher in 2i counties due to favorable location to export market or develop ment of a stronger market based on increased produc tion and processing cap city. ‘ The schedule of • vem'rum and discounts for 1963 - crop soybeans is the same as for last year’s crop. Except for moisture* content, which car, not be more than 14 percent, minimuni requirements for support o»?"ibi'it'* cor re ' md to requirements for Grade . ib. H soybeans. . . in the past, price sup* for 19 <3-crop soybeans ,1! bo earned out through I I,.; and purchase agree ;;■ oni s. Taese will he avail dnl.. from Irarvesttime tlirou i January 31, 1961. In order . ivc farmers more time in Final period of the mar };. ting season in which to jud .,a! • possibilities, the loan date- for 1963-crop t has been chang to July 31. This represents extension of 60 days be vond the maturity date an nounced earlier in the year. ",iv c hairman explained that record domestic and export ., nd for soybeans has feP’; keeping market prices , ell above price support loan levels, even though supplies Iso have been at record lev els. In the absence of reason able price supports, however, production of soybeans might fril behind the increase in de : u o as it did in 1960 after a period of low price support ,nd low prices. Instead, the rgament being given to iierc • • 1 production by means :,f once support has enabled rs to fill increasing market needs. In turn, better v ices for increased produc tion have helped provide sub stsvti d increased in the level of farm income. Continuous exams are given by Merit System Continuous examinations are given by the Mississippi State guard of Health Merit System for positions in which vacan cies are anticipated in the county health departments a the central office in Jack son. Applicants for these posi tions must be at least 17 ars (•*' age and graduates of .c rehite dhigh school. Pro .! and technical posi e s require additional edu cation and/or experience on the college and/or graduate i specialized level. Vacations, sick leave and • near salary advencements for meritorious service are >vided the employees of the nealth department with tunities for promotion. Applications, job descrip tions and salary ranges re cording individual classifica tions will be mailed upon re o ; > Merit System Super 's; o\ Mississippi State Board of Il,,.]th. Box 1700, Jackson, ■ Mi si -ipni. Durant NcWs By Bo wen a Hill — Mr. and Mrs. Percy Al dy of Jackson visited Mrs. Frankie Farmer on Saturday. — Guests of Mrs. J. J. Smith over the weekend were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lancaster of Alabama. — Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray Brock of Canton spent Wed nesday with their parents. — Mr. and Mrs. William Martin and family of Birming ham, Alabama, and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Cooper, Jr., and family of Yazoo City visited Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Cooper, Sr. over the weekend. — Mrs. Minnie Herring spent the weekend in Green wood with Mr. and Mrs. Jul ian Bishop. — Mrs. H. E. Sudduth left Sunday for Oklahoma City to be with her aunt, who is ill. — Mrs. Beatrice Boyette of Jackson visited Mr. and Mrs. Carl Crider Sunday., — Mr. and Mrs. Walter Odom returned home last Wednesday from a vacation in Alabama and Florida. — Mrs. Louise Durham was a business visitor in Jackson last Tuesday. — Mr. and Mrs. A1 Payne and son of Huntsville, Ala., visited her mother, Mrs. Bet ty Watson, over the weekend. — Mrs. W. H. Irby spent Wednesday in Jackson. — Mrs. C. J. Underwood, Jr. and Mark were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Hill. — Mrs. Carrie Crowder and boys; were Jackson visitors last Thursday. — Mrs. W. C. Landrum, Mrs. Durrell Makamson, Mrs. Carrie Crowder, Mrs. J. E. Sweeny, Miss Katie Cooper and Mrs. Mayfield Howard attended the W. M. U. con ference at Camp Carroway in Clinton last Wednesday. — Mr. and Mrs. Jim Allen of Huntsville, Ala., Mrs. Mai da Murphy of Whitfield, Miss., Mrs. Lois Addington of Mem phis and Mr. and Mrs. Ed ward Fallon of Little Rock, Ark. were weekend guests of Mrs. Gordon Allen. — Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Tho mas visited Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Connally and son, Dennis, in Monticello last Wednesday. Mr. Connally was elected Chancery Clerk in Lawrence County in the General Elec tion. — Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bar ranco and family of Ham mond, La. visited Mrs. Alice Odom over the weekend. CARD OP THANKS I wish to express my sin cere thanks and deep appre ciation to all the nurses and attendants at Holmes County Community Hospital for their wonderful care of me when I was a recent patient there. To Dr. Harry Causey for his faithfulness and to all those fine friends who sent letters, gifts, cards, flowers and made visits . Last 'but not least, the ministers who came to see me, Rev. Markey, Rev. Ira Metts, Rev. Crawford Ray, and Rev. Bob Scott. I am unworthy of all this attention, but I loved it and you. God bless you. Mrs. Josh F. Williams 9-12-ltc ARE YOU HAUNTED BY THE SPECTER OF WASHDAY? Maybe new home laundry equipment would help chase it away. We make eco nomical loans to help our neighbors buy washers, driers—and kitchen appliances, too. Why not get the money-saving details? First National Bank of Lexington Member F. D. I. C. THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, County of Holmes I, Airs. A. P. Smith, Tax Collector of the County of Holmes in said State, will sell on the third Monday of September, A. D., 1963, at the South door of the Court House of said County in the City of Lexington, Alississippi, to the (highest bidder or bidders for c ash, if any there be, all the following described lands, Situated in said County, on which the Taxes remain unpaid at that date, to-wit: Dalton Alexander — All SWi SE1 S Lex. Emory Rd, S18, T15, R3E; Nj NWi NEi & Ni S'* NWi NEi & NEi & N1 S^ NEi WB 4 P 305, S19, T 15, R3E; 16 2/3 a off S end SWi NWi DB 40 P 553, 520, T15, R3E . 62.81 Fannie Alae Allen — .ot 7 Blk 4 DB 89 P 78 Cox E RR (Tch ula) .. . 401 Steve Bailey et ux — Sh E} lot 218 DB 79 P270 (Durant) ;.7.15 . 17.96 ^ennie Benson Est. & How? -d Hodges — 6A Ni SWi & 2 A Wi NEi SWi Share No. 1 MB 15 Pg 229 DB 85 Pg 347, S25, T15, R2E . 1291 James Booker — 2 A NW1 NWi DB 71 Pg 146 S34, T16, R2E . 2.34 Thomas Bradfieid — 25x75 fe. N & S off W side lot 22, & 25x15 ft. N & S off E side lot 31 DB 69 Pg 430 Lundy Sub lot 186 (Lexington) .,... 10.72 Maggie Broy — 5 A SWi NW i off S end, S16, T14, R2E, 15i A S end NWi NWi, S21, T14, R2E; 17i A N end SWi NWi S21, T14, R2E; Lot 4 less 10 A SW Cor DB 42 Pg 122 S35, T15 R2E 51.41 B. L. Burford Jr. — i A Ei SEi S8, T14, R4E . 4.20 Marion Bodry et’ ux — 15 A Ei SWi W Rd DB 90 Pg 283, S7, T15v R5E . . 39 54 B & p Inc. — Lot 14 Blk 1 Cox E RR DB 94 Pg 415 (North Tchula), S5, T15, R1E . 26.91 Hugh I. Cowset — SEi SWi, S35, T14, R3E . 13.42 Ester Crewford — 50x105 ft. in lot 2(1 DB o9 Pg 381 (Durant) . 4.58 Janies Debro — Ni NWi less 7 a L 89 Pg 136, S36, T16, R1E '. 34.96 Ernest Drane — Lot 3 Blk 3 Watson Add. DB 93 Pg 220, S36, T15, R2E . 1228 Nona Garland — N end lot 119 & lot 119 S ditch DB 75 Pg 11 (Goodman) . 29.02 Harold Harrington — Lot IS DB 07 Pg 402 Blk 2 Stingley (Du rant) -... 7,15 Janie Hester Est. — Lots 1 & 3 DB 33 Pg 427 Blk 3 Cox W RR (N. Tchula) S5, T15, R1E; Lot 2 Blk 3 Cox W RR (N. Tchula) S5, T15, R1E; WV NW£ DB 60 Pg 224, S28, T16, Rl'E . 28,58 Ethel Lee Horton - Lot 8 DB 76 Pg 400 Blk 2 Stingley (Du rant) .;. ™ .vlrs. Annie Heidelberg — 100 x 150 ft. in NWi S Hwy. 12 WB 7 Pg 351, S13, T14, R4E . 42 49 Jimmy Hicks et Ux - Si lot 30-7 less pt. sold DB 93 Pg 626 (Durant) 21,87 Dre w Johnson - 1 A S C k. lot 7 Blk 2 Watson Add. DB 61 Pg 231, S33, T15, R2.1 •• 4,00 J. J. Johnson et ux -- C.9 A NW 1 DB 91 I g 349. S2 T14. R2E . 1.89 M. M. Kelly — Lot 1 in SEi Sec. 10 & 11 & in pt NEi Sec. 15 all E Hwy. 51 DB 75 Pg 234, S10, T12, R3E . 5.36 Eugene Keith et ux — Pt. lot 303 DB 94 Pg 277 (Durant 60.16 Mrs. Bell W. Moore & Mrs. Mildred W. Reynolds — SEi SWi DB 78 Pg 293, S23, T14, R1E . 23.33 Mollie Mallett Est. — Lot 7 DB 73 Pg 103 Blk 2 Cox E RR (N. Tchula) S5, T15, R1E . 4.01 Mattie Eva Martin — Lot 135 P. G. Sub pt lot 187 DB 87 Pg 490 (Lexington) . 4.00 Sampson Moore — 1 A NWi DB 81 Pg 510 S9, T14, R1W 3.01 John Edgar Meek — 1 A Wi NEi DB 94 Pg 378, SS3, T17, R2E . 2.34 Johnnie Montgomery et ux — Wi SEi NEi DB 94 Pg 382, S20, T14, R4E . 9 43 Elbert McKinney et ux — NEi SEi & SEi SEi, S2, T14, R3E; 3.82 A NEi NEi & SWi NEi & NWi SEi & SEi SWi less 12 A & 27 A SWi SEi & Wi SEi NEi DB 74 Pg 35, S2, T14, gjg 48.81 Elbert McKinney et ux — SWi SWi DB 74 Pg 35, SI, T14, R3E . 18.71 Jimmie Pounders Est. — 10 A Wi Ei SEi DB 69 Pg 179, S7, T15, R5E . 413 W. J. Pritchard et ux — Pt. lot 307 DB 92 Pg 371 Si lot 107 DB 94 Pg 338 (Durant) . 72.88 Louvenia Stokes — Lot in Sec lot 4 S Blk DB 66 Pg 168, S36, T15, R2E . 4 00 Lela Thurmond — 2.5 A SEi NWi DB 92 Pg 224 DB 92 Pg 127 S17, T15, R3E . 4 00 Fannie Tolbert — 53 x 67 ft. W side Si lot 261 DB 63 Pg 43 (Lexington) . 23.16 Monroe Torry — 2A in lot 234 & 235 DB 58 Pg 448 less 50 x 100 ft sold (Lexington) . 5.64 Susie Travis — Lots 29 & 30 DB 64 Pg 649 P. G. Sub pt lot 187 (Lexington . 7-97 G. W. Trigleth Est. — Lot 17 DB 63 Pg 53 Blk A G & P (Gwin) S8, Tx5, R1E . 3.18 Sam Walker Est. — 1 A bought from M. T. Williams DB 53 Pg 434, Sll, T14, R4E . 10.41 Jim Walton Est. — Lot 85 x 295 ft DB 62 Pg 185, S36, T15 R2E . 5.03 Walter Roe Walters — 0.2 A SWi NWi DB 92 Pg 267, S18, T15, R3E . !-81 Catherine West — 87 x 87 ft lot 154 WB 5 Pg 403 (Durant) 10.10 Thomas Whorton — 28 A E side of pt Wi Wi SEi & in Ni SWi SIS, T14, R3E . 10.09 J. K. Williams — Lots 12 & 13 Blk 2 Watson Add. S36, T15, R2E . 5-00 Lou Emm* Willis et al— Lot 181 P. G. Sub pt lot 187 DB 82 Pg 379 (Lexington) . 20.44 Mary Bell Wilson — Lot 6 Blk 4 Watson Add., S36, T15, R2E . 6.19 John D. Wright — 1 A SWi W Rd DB 90 Pg 424, S28, T13, R2E ... 2.66 B. O. Younger — NEi SWi & 4 A NWi SWi E Hwy DB 61 Pg 28, S18, T15, R1E 15.53 Given under my hand, at Lexington, Miss., this August 1963. Mrs. A. P. Smith, Tax Collector By A. M. H.